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Flowers and Jewelry Ain’t Gonna Cut It: How to Spend Valentine’s Day with your Pet

Happy Valentine’s Day, Pet Parents!

Let’s be honest. Your furry sweetheart is expecting a pretty grand gesture of love this Valentine’s Day, and who are you to disappoint? This year, show your fur-baby how much you really care. From staying in to hitting the town, we’ve got you covered on ideas for how to spend your special day!

  • Sweet & Savory: What pup or kitty doesn’t love snacks?! Cookies are almost certainly what puppy dreams are made of. Whip up a tasty treat for your pal..try these festive Red Velvet Pupcakes!
  • Movie Night: Make it a movie marathon! Queue up Must Love Dogs and Lady and the Tramp, pop up a gigantic bowl of popcorn to share, and let the snugglefest commence.
  • Spread the Love: Not able to spend your whole day with your beloved? Ask your B.F.F. (Best Friend’s Friend!) for a Valentine visit! Extra belly rubs are complimentary on February 14..and every other day of the year.

Whichever date you choose, your furry kiddo will be elated to have spent it with you.

Big Hugs,
Your Human & Furry Friends at Out-U-Go!

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Denver & Boulder’s Hands for Paws Donation Drive To Benefit Maxfund No-Kill Shelter!

The Out-U-Go! Hands for Paws donation drive benefiting the Maxfund No-Kill Shelter in Denver was a huge success this year! Once again, our awesome pet parents donated a ton of supplies that the Maxfund really needed.

Last month, we dropped off a truckload of the supplies our pet sitters picked up from your homes (leashes, dog beds, food & treats, paper towels, cleaning supplies, and more) to the Maxfund. They were so grateful to receive your gifts!

THANK U to everyone who helped make it happen!

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Dog-Friendly Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Pupcakes [Recipe]

via Raising Healthy Dogs

Baking a special snack is a great way to treat your four-legged friend this Valentine’s Day. Your fur-baby will love these festive Dog-Friendly Red Velvet Pupcakes!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup apple sauce (preferably natural without sugar)
  • 1/3 cup beet puree or beet juice
  • 1-1/2 cup wheat flour (all-purpose white will work, too)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese for frosting

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with 15 baking cups
  • In a large bowl, combine honey, oil, apple sauce, beet puree or juice, and egg
  • Gradually add flour
  • Mix thoroughly
  • Spoon mixture into prepared cups
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Let them cool on a rack
  • For frosting, add the cottage cheese to a food processor or blender and puree cottage cheese until smooth (30 – 60 seconds)
  • Frost and serve!

Yield: 15 cupcakes and wagging tails.
Don’t plan on leftovers (but refrigerate any pupcakes that don’t get gobbled up!).

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Meet Out-U-Go! Boulder & Denver’s New Assistant Manager, Leah!

I’m in charge of: Scheduling puppy playdates, kitty cuddle-time, and administering lots of hugs, belly rubs, ear scratches, and love!

My furry family: My fur family consist of a chubby, loud, drooling orange kitty named Nunu, a sweet, soft-spoken Australian Cattle dog mix named Daisy, and a rowdy, attention-addicted Great Pyrenees named Jack.

Super power: Teleportation-growing up watching Star Trek, who could blame me?!

Best Thing Ever: My favorite thing is walking around Sloan’s Lake with my pups on a sunny winter afternoon.

Hidden Talent: My hidden talent is recipe mash-ups. Ever take a vanilla bean cake, add layers of lemon cheesecake, top it with lemon curd, and frost the sides with a whipped cream frosting? Killer combo!

Life Philosophy: My life philosophy is to share as much kindness, humor, love, and food as you possibly can every day!

Out-U-Go! Pet Care Services Partners with Village Green Property Management Services

Out-U-Go! Village Green Partnership

The OUG! Gang is very excited to announce becoming the official pet care provider of Village Green properties! Village Green is a wag-worthy and award-winning property management service with 40,000 units across the US. Furry residents can now enjoy customized packages for dog walking, dog and cat sitting, and puppy and critter care!

In addition to providing awesome pet care, we will be co-hosting pup and kitty events for our four-legged friends at Village Green properties! Keep an ear to the ground for upcoming dates to hang out with us. We can’t wait to shake paws!

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Out-U-Go! Boulder Has Moved to an Awesome New Office!!

OUG! Boulder has relocated to an awesome, fully upgraded and brand new office! Located at 3300 Arapahoe Ave Suite #204 and right above Jimmy John’s, OUG! Boulder is thrilled to have a great new work space.

We’d love for you to stop by and say hello! Just look for the OUG! sign on the west-facing side of the building. Feel free to swing by and have a cup of coffee, on us!

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Look out, Fashion Week! New Out-U-Go! Apparel Hits Streets Winter 2013 / 2014

You don’t have to look to the runways of Paris or Milan for the latest fashion. Out-U-Go! Pet Sitters are sporting their newest apparel and looking quite spiffy if we do say so ourselves!

Our Sitters have always provided you and your furry families with professional love and careβ€”now they look the part, too! Don’t be shy to woof “Hello!” when you see us out in your neighborhood wearing our bright green and orange!

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Meet Boulder Pack Leader, Kristen Fernandez!

I’m in charge of: I proudly serve as Boulder Executive Belly Rub Manager Heather‘s much needed assistant! The title “Head Dog Walker” is one I hold near and dear to my heart!!!! I believe I am, unofficially, in charge of all big dogs. All of my regular pups outweigh me! All is well. I love all dogs big and small!

My Furry Family: I currently only have one furry family member. He is an 11-year-old tuxedo cat named Cowboy! He is a rescue that came to us via the humane society in Albuquerque, NM, although we all know he rescued us in many more ways than we rescued him! We are also looking into finding a couple of puppies to bring into our home. We miss having the energy of pups running around!

Super Power: I believe my super power would be the same as Storm of the X-men. I would control weather. That way I wouldn’t have to leave doggie diaries about muddy paws anymore!

Best thing ever: I have so many favorite things that this is an unfair question! However, if I had to nail down just one, it would be travelling with my two girls. We call ourselves the Girl Team and we have so much fun when we decide to adventure!

Hidden Talent: I have an unreasonable amount of useless trivia in my head. My hidden talent is that I am very good at starting and maintaining conversations in ANY situation. It’s a great party trick!

Life Philosopy: My life philosophy is simple but very effective. Be kind and compassionate–it takes less energy! Smiling resolves conflict much more effectively than frowning, and forgiveness is healing. Start your day laughing and breathe.

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Boulder & Denver’s Wrapped Out-U-Go! Mobile

Keep your eyes opened for our newest addition to the ever-growing fleet of wrapped OUG! vehicles. This bright, fun, and fully-wrapped truck has been seen roaming the streets of Denver & Boulder.

Believe us, you’ll know it when you see it! The enormous pups & kitties are a total giveaway πŸ™‚ Lately, it’s been spending a lot of time around our new office in Denver at 2nd & Broadway.

Meet Denver & Boulder Pet Sitter, Gabe!

Gabe is awesome at dog walking and cat sitting in Colorado! Get to know a little more about Gabe.

I’m in charge of: Canine posterior oscillation… I make sure tails are wagging.

My furry family: Jack, a 12-year-old Jack Russell terrier. Loves fish; hates squeaky toys.

My super power would be: The ability to always pull exact change from my pocket.

Best thing ever: Picking a good cantaloupe. You just never know.

Hidden talent: I’m good at parallel parking. Like, really good.